Toronto-based energy storage developer NRStor has installed a 2MW grid-connected flywheel energy storage facility in Ontario, Canada – a first for the country.
The facility will provide service matched regulation to Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
The integrated flywheel system stores electricity as kinetic motion in an underground spinning steel rotor levitated on magnetic bearings.
The project claims to provide enhanced flexibility to the grid with precise control to ensure short term energy balancing.
“Fast response regulation is becoming increasingly important to manage the growth of intermittent renewable resources like wind and solar,” said Cameron Carver, CEO of Temporal Power, the flywheel supplier.
NRStor and Temporal Power are funded by Canadian venture capital firm Northwater Capital Management.